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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. in utter disorder;
- Example: "a disorderly pile of clothes"
[syn: disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy]


ADVERB (2)

1. in a disordered manner;
- Example: "they were piled up higgledy-piggledy"
[syn: higgledy-piggledy, topsy-turvy]

2. in disorderly haste;
- Example: "we ran head over heels toward the shelter"
[syn: head over heels, heels over head, topsy-turvy, topsy-turvily, in great confusion]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Topsy-turvy \Top"sy-tur"vy\, adv. [Earlier topside-turvey, topsy-tervy; probably for top so turvy; that is, the top as turvy, as it were turvy; where turvy probably means, overturned, fr. AS. torfian to throw.] In an inverted posture; with the top or head downward; upside down; as, to turn a carriage topsy-turvy. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

topsy-turvy adv 1: in a disordered manner; "they were piled up higgledy- piggledy" [syn: higgledy-piggledy, topsy-turvy] 2: in disorderly haste; "we ran head over heels toward the shelter" [syn: head over heels, heels over head, topsy- turvy, topsy-turvily, in great confusion] adj 1: in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes" [syn: disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "topsy-turvy": backwards, chaotic, confused, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, every which way, head over heels, higgledy-piggledy, in a muddle, inverted, jumbled, messy, mixed-up, muddled, reversed, untidy, upside down, vice versa